725 soapstone pros and cons Home Design Photos

Buckminster Green LLC
9 Reviews
Chestnut Hill kitchen
HI, can you tell me the name of this soapstone and where was it quarried? Thanks so much!
Did you leave the soapstone un-oiled or is it that light after oiling?
sink is Soapstone. I don't really have experience with granite sinks, so I can't comment on that.
Like the soapstone counter and sink
soapstone sink and I like the faucet
Soapstone countertop (look for architectural grade, less green)
Soapstone countertop. Durable Lasts a long time
very pretty yes, I do like the soapstone!
Soapstone Kitchen CountersOften used in laboratories for its resistance to stains, chemicals and bacteria, soapstone is a durable and natural choice for a kitchen. At $80 to $100 per square foot installed, it might be on the more expensive side, but it can be a lifetime investment.Guide: Pros and
“Soapstone countertop. Durable Lasts a long time” — yrstowe8965
Frank Valdes
Bay Village Renovation
color of soapstone and where can I find it?
what is the name of this soapstone & where can I locate it?
what is the name of this color soapstone? It is very beautiful & warm.
having a soapstone sink? I love in CA and out water is very hard. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
s.com/soapstone.htm You can find lots of interesting information by reading through previous questions. Such a very nice kitchen, no wonder there are so many questions about it! :) Rhoda
The sink likely came from the same place as the countertops: http://www.thesoapstoneworks.com/soapstone.htm You
had a soapstone countertop in my kitchen for almost 14 years. I love it and recommend it to anyone with a well lit kitchen. It is a great surface for a working kitchen. The first 2-3 years I was oiling the countertops every 10-14 weeks, but gradually became every 4-6 months and now once a year. Maybe
“soapstone countertops with trenches” — gtg198y
Nolan Painting Inc.
6 Reviews
Interior Paint Projects
black soapstone. The pictures below show it both oiled and honed. (We also have photos of Mirasol soapstone Spyder and Forest products under our profile.) Soapstone is suitable for kitchen countertops, bathrooms, fireplaces and all outdoor applications. It is also: durable, antibacterial, heat resistant
soapstone is not as dark as some others
compare pros and cons in the Houzz guides to countertops. If you want to see something in person, check out what's available at your local stone yard, kitchen and bathroom design showrooms, and home improvement stores.Shown: Soapstone and butcher block counter; linear glass tile mosaic backsplash
“Backsplash counters” — ktillman4
Northern Virginia Full Service Kitchen and Bath Remodeler
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Buckminster Green LLC
9 Reviews
Kitchen Backsplash
cleaning. Pros: Deck-mounted faucets provide a seamless look that’s especially well suited to contemporary kitchens (but they come in all styles). Cons: They occupy space on the countertop. Also, you may find an accumulation of water, dirt and grime between the faucet and the wall.
cleaning.Pros: Deck-mounted faucets provide a seamless look that’s especially well suited to contemporary kitchens (but they come in all styles). Cons: They occupy space on the countertop. Also, you may find an accumulation of water, dirt and grime between the faucet and the wall.
“sink” — David Carter
Artisan Kitchens LLC
9 Reviews
is what soapstone looks like when it hasn't been treated with mineral oil.
this soapstone on the counters? Is there information of pros and cons of soapstone?
rundown on soapstone: pros/cons, maintenance, etc: http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/3561803/list/Counter-Intelligence--Durable--Easy-Clean-Soapstone
Soapstone is also mined in Schyler, VA. Alberene Soapstone Company started in 1888.
love the wood and soapstone combo
natural soapstone countertops. I want stainless sink
soapstone counter top with cherry cabiner
Soapstone-- love the counter into the sink
Soapstone counters. Nice color with white cabinets too.
lity: Soapstone gets green kudos for being a material that will last for generations. However, the mining of soapstone is ecologically harmful. And though soapstone was once mined domestically in Vermont and Appalachia, most countertop material is now mined in Brazil, resulting in significant tran
“Color of the wall” — Philip Tipton
w.b. builders
8 Reviews
Craftsman Kitchen
Does soapstone have the same cold feel as granite?
What kind of soapstone is this
definitely pros and cons to each. I'd recommend visiting in depth about upkeep of soapstone with your Contractor/Showroom prior to installing it.
different soapstones that are available from local suppliers. Soapstone names can be rather pointless since they are not consistent across suppliers. So even if you got the name, you'd still need to look at everything in order to find one that had the look you want. I recommend finding a fabricator who will
into a soapstone countertop and still in love with it. I do use soapstone wax on it every 6 months or so, just to deepen the color and freshen up the finish, but otherwise it is extremely easy to care for and still looks beautiful. Its natural matte finish is a good choice for people like me who aren't
“Floor color with cabinets” — misiu123
Tervola Designs
18 Reviews
Maui Plantation Kitchen
is this soapstone counter pictured? also, please input thoughts on durability -- 2 contractors will not work w it -- say it is too soft and hard to install
magic. Soapstone and other natural stones are It is not a solid indestructible manmade material but that is what makes them so unique!
Soapstone is great! Counseling someone to go for silestone or cambria over a natural material because of scratching risk is like telling someone to go for laminate
scratch. Soapstone scratches can easily be removed with a little sandpaper. It's so worth any "risk" of scratching. Beautiful, natural materials will always have a little more maintenance involved, but they add serenity and timeless quality to the home that far outweighs any upkeep.
“Not sure I do - these pulls are distinctive and I've been told you can't revert to another type once” — farmageddon
Karr Bick Kitchen and Bath
20 Reviews
Jenny Rausch
the grey soapstone compare to honed pietra? I have heard that is even tougher to m
I see you have grey soapstone on the island counter top but can you tell me what material you have
the tops are grey soapstone on the island and the splash is a mix of white Dal Tile subway with a Sonoma Mocha Matte accent tile behind the range
and the pros and cons of living with 3 kids and a counter surfing dog!
Soapstone is not tough, its beautiful but not tough. I have it in my kitchen and you have to be able to live with the fact that a fork can dent it. I consider it part of the charm
Grey soapstone island, color of cabinets
“Soapstone island classic kitchen” — sarahw2013
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